Dimitrios Zekkos

Drones and Natural Disasters

Typically surveying natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, and landslides involves putting boots on the ground and using tools like measuring tape or GPS to take stock of how the area has been affected. As you might imagine this takes a significant amount of time, is potentially dangerous, and costs a lot to pursue.

Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Seismic Risk Mitigation

Each year, 75 million tons of Municipal Solid Waste in the United States goes to landfills. This amount of waste would fill in just one year the entire Manhattan in New York City to a height of 70 m or 210 ft! Modern landfills are sophisticated facilities designed to protect public health and the environment by containing the municipal solid waste. Many of these landfills are so large that they exceed the size of the Hoover Dam!

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